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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Back on topic, it's not the first time NBC have advertised third parties during their programming. I posted a screenshot way back of NBC advertising a Bourne movie during Chuck season one that took up almost half of the screen.

Neither The Lorax nor the Bourne movies are third party. They're Universal movies.
post #2792 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Jeremy W View Post

Neither The Lorax nor the Bourne movies are third party. They're Universal movies.

Is Target owned by Universal? They had a snipe a few years ago for it.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t#post14422637
post #2793 of 3285
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Originally Posted by mx6bfast View Post

Is Target owned by Universal? They had a snipe a few years ago for it.

Considering how long it's been since they did that, I have to imagine it didn't go over very well when they tried it.
post #2794 of 3285
I'm not defending the television networks, but snipes aren't going away anytime soon in this commercial skipping, dvr, instant on demand generation. This article from the New York Times basically covers it all why snipes aren't going away. And this was written nearly 4 and a half years ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/24/bu...24clutter.html
post #2795 of 3285
I think it's only a matter of time before all programming has a dedicated corner of the screen just for playing advertisements. TV will become like websites with banner advertisements.
post #2796 of 3285
Well *I* already have gone away!
post #2797 of 3285
I've gone away from paying for it and supporting it. I'm OTA only.
post #2798 of 3285
If I'm paying to watch TV it's only because I'm purchasing a DVD Set. No Cuts, No Commercials, No Intrusions of any kind. Just PURE PROGRAMMING. I get my news from the internet, and at 7:00 Each Evening I leave the Real World BEHIND!
post #2799 of 3285
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Originally Posted by scorpiontail60 View Post

I think it's only a matter of time before all programming has a dedicated corner of the screen just for playing advertisements. TV will become like websites with banner advertisements.

In the movie Rollerball, every television was equipped with three screens. Now I know why. The big one is for content, and the two smaller ones are for advertisments. The movie was placed in the future, but they didn't have flat screen televisions, or 16:9 pictures yet. I kind of wish we would have such an option of having the content ad-free, and the adds on a totally different screen.
post #2800 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

I kind of wish we would have such an option of having the content ad-free, and the adds on a totally different screen.

There's zero chance of that happening. Everyone would just cover up the advertising screen.
post #2801 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Jeremy W View Post

There's zero chance of that happening. Everyone would just cover up the advertising screen.

Yeah, I know, but I can still hope, can't I?
post #2802 of 3285
We already have content ad-free. Its on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

In the movie Rollerball, every television was equipped with three screens. Now I know why. The big one is for content, and the two smaller ones are for advertisments. The movie was placed in the future, but they didn't have flat screen televisions, or 16:9 pictures yet. I kind of wish we would have such an option of having the content ad-free, and the adds on a totally different screen.

In Minority Report every Business Establishment had a Scanner at the door that read your Eyes and then an Advertisment for a Product was shown in your face on a Video Screen. If this were to happen I'd get a .44 and use those Screens for TARGET PRACTICE!!!
post #2804 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Jedi Master View Post

We already have content ad-free. Its on DVD and Blu-ray.

Unfortunately, that "we" doesn't include those of us who can't get most of what we're interested in that way.
post #2805 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Unforunately, that "we" doesn't include those of us who can't get most of what we're interested in that way.

Or at least in a timely fashion.
post #2806 of 3285
Not so timely from ABC Studios and CBS Studios, which both appear to not want to release Blu-ray at all. Lost was the last BD from ABC Studios.
post #2807 of 3285
So we are left with seeing it in HD covered in clutter, or not seeing it in HD at all. That's hardly a choice is it?
post #2808 of 3285
No, it is not a good choice. To complain to ABC Studios about no Blu-ray releases, go here:

http://www.disneystudioshelp.com/Contact_Us.html

I haven't searched for a link to CBS Studios, yet.
post #2809 of 3285
Found the CBS location to complain to:

http://www.cbshomeentertainment.com/contact.html

The web page didn't work for me, in that the form didn't show up.
post #2810 of 3285
There isn't much clutter on CBS and ABC compared to other channels. Its just the logo in the corner of the screen most of the time. With an antenna you can watch these channels in HD for free.
post #2811 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Or at least in a timely fashion.

Good things come to those who wait. I began collecting DVDs in 2002 (The Serious Collecting did not begin until 2006), One of my "Holy Grails" was to collect all of the Star Trek TV Series. Unfortunately, I was put off by the exhorbatent price CBS/Paramount wanted for the Series on DVD (I calculated it would cost me between $1,100 and $1,500 to purchase them brand new) . The first series I received on DVD was Star Trek: The Animated Series, which I received as a Christmas Presant from my Mother. Last September I was able to get the entire Collection of Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager & Enterprise from a Garage Sale for the Wallet-Busting Price of $100.00 , and this Month I "Bit the Bullet" and purchased the Original Series on Blu-Ray for $180.00 (I just HAD to have something to play on the new BD Player I purchased after my old DVD Player "Died" on me.
post #2812 of 3285
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Good things come to those who wait.

Absolutely, but I just don't have that kind of patience. Like the sheep in this world () I put up with the clutter to see the shows. I complain about it, but in the end, I do watch them. I guess that makes me a success for them, doesn't it?
post #2813 of 3285
I find that there is far too much material out there to ever watch in one lifetime so why bother watching stuff as it airs? There's plenty of material to keep you busy in the meantime.

I still haven't gotten around to Breaking Bad season 4, Walking Dead season 2, and Modern Family season 3, because I know these will all be hitting Blu-ray this year. Why spend my precious time watching terrible quality versions of these shows when I can wait by simply allocating my viewing time in a wise manner?
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Originally Posted by scorpiontail60 View Post

I find that there is far too much material out there to ever watch in one lifetime so why bother watching stuff as it airs? There's plenty of material to keep you busy in the meantime.

I agree. There is 60 years of material already available. Plus the highest rated shows are on the big 4 networks which I get for free OTA in HD. But my favorite channel is MeTV.
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Originally Posted by Jedi Master View Post

But my favorite channel is MeTV.




MeTV is great! I've been recording episodes of 12 O'Clock High at 4AM. The eps with Robert Lansing are stellar. My wife loves Batman. Lots of good old shows for everyone.
post #2816 of 3285
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

MeTV is great! I've been recording episodes of 12 O'Clock High at 4AM. The eps with Robert Lansing are stellar. My wife loves Batman. Lots of good old shows for everyone.

I just recorded the first episode of The Beverly Hillbillies Monday morning. I've been recording Batman every Saturday at 7pm and I've recorded a lot of The Rockford Files and Gomer Pyle.
post #2817 of 3285
HD Theater Latin America suck !!!

post #2818 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Marcus BR View Post

HD Theater Latin America suck !

I thought they have replaced HD Theater with Velocity. Apparently, not on all markets.
post #2819 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Jedi Master View Post

There isn't much clutter on CBS and ABC compared to other channels. Its just the logo in the corner of the screen most of the time. With an antenna you can watch these channels in HD for free.

Thought I'd look at this thread as I'm bothered by my local chanel putting up a huge, I mean HUGE, anti-smoking logo during CBS programs. I've written and obviously not gotten satisfaction from the local channel. Seems they're more interested in getting a public service add up than responding to viewers.

My wife and I are viewing more and more shows on DVD. The cable networks seem to be pretty fast to distribute and we pick them up through Netflix. The dramas are decent and produced on par with the network stuff. We really like this method of viewing programs, even over recording and fast forwarding through the commercials. It's worth the wait. Afterall, it's only old if you've seen it before.
post #2820 of 3285
Take a screenshot of that.

Have you been in touch with CBS corporate?
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